Winner of five awards from the Israeli Film Academy, Cedar's poignant
coming-of-age film is set in the West Bank in 1981, when Jews were first
establishing settlements. Rachel (Eshet)—a 42-year-old widow and mother of two
rebellious teenage girls (Furstenberg and Maron)—hopes to join one of these
planned communities. But without a husband to assist with heavy lifting and
prayers, her family is viewed as a liability. Reluctantly, Rachel agrees to go
on blind dates while her daughters enter romantic quandaries of their own; these
encounters are awkward, charming and devastating.